The new San Diego Central Library officially opened its doors to the public on September 28, 2013, capping 3 years of construction, 17 years of planning, and 36 years of talking about it. The 500,000-square-foot structure boasts nine floors topped by a signature half dome, housing 1.25 million books and more than 1200 places to sit and read them. +more
Thursday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 18, 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 19, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 12:00 p.m.
Monday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, November 16, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, November 23, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, November 30, 6:30 a.m.
San Diego's story is the search for water. In 1915, the city’s reservoirs were dangerously low. Officials hired self-taught "pluviculturalist" Charles Hatfield to make it rain. Over the next 4 weeks, more than 30 inches pummeled the region, causing widespread flooding.
In Rainmaker, artists explore water's beauty, absence and history, the way it shapes our lives, our attempts to control it, and implications for the future. Works include painting, sculpture, photography, and animated collage. Runs September 19 to November 29.
An exhibition of select pieces of African art from the San Diego Mesa College permanent collection. The materials, design, and spiritual symbolism demonstrate the beauty that is inherent in African sculpture and the rich cultural heritage of the people of this continent.
Runs October 4 to December 17 on the 1st floor in the Dickinson Popular Library.
|Sunday||1 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Monday||noon to 8 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||noon to 8 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday||9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.|
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